Teen-age Girls and What They Wear to School


#1 I agree that teen-age girls should be able to wear anything that reasonably covers their body to our schools and that they should be able to do so safely and without fear of harassment (although I have taught in schools were uniforms were required and found that it has a positive and calming effect on the whole student body – pun not intended but a nice one all the same)

#2 The modern media, psychologists and university professors have made a point of emphasizing that teenagers, particularly teen-age boys, do not always make good choices, lack impulse control and that we must cut them some slack (although it seems to me that 40 years ago they were capable of making good choices, perhaps because back then we did not cut them very much slack)

#3 Teenagers with an overabundance of estrogen/testosterone/ and curiosity, are often found in close proximity to each other (sometimes in the dark), are constantly exposed to a world where sexual activity is promoted, accepted, and used to sell all ideas and items. Hormones, Curiosity, proximity,  and no impulse control can be a truly deadly triumvirate for teen-agers sometimes requiring great vigilance of, and intervention by, adults.

#4 Finally, few of us would rub raw meat all over ourselves or  our children  and then walk or send them  into a cage with a hungry notably impulsive grizzly bear.

#5 Review #2 through #4 and then see # 1

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About safrisri

I have been a teacher since 1971 and have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. My writings will reflect on my past mistakes and successes and what my students have taught me about education.
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